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[Feature Request] Double gateways
« on: March 13, 2017, 07:15:47 am »
Somewhere on this forum the possibility of monitoring the status of the gateway over several IP addresses was discussed. As far as I remember, one of the developers said that with the help of dpinger it is impossible.
In my practice, I use the following method:
It is possible to create two or more gateways for one interface, provided that Gateway IP adrees is dynamic.

For example:   Interface       Name        Gatewy      Monitor IP
                       WAN            WAN_1      dinamic
                       WAN            WAN_2      dinamic

Further create Gateway Groups
                    Group Name         Gateweys    Priority
                    MultiWan              WAN_1       Tier 1
                    MultiWan              WAN_2       Tier 1

By specifying the firewall rules as the MultiWan gateway, we get the gateway emulation whose state is determined by the presence of the link, at least up to one site.

Unfortunately, all this works only if Gateway IP adrees is dynamic, but it is impossible to enter the static IP address of the gateway for those ISPs that require it. In my opinion, this is an artificial restriction. Can not it be removed?


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